I'm So Glad My Time Have Come

DESCRIPTION: "I'm so glad my time have come, Around Sheman no more will I bum, The last bummin' I did I remember it still, With six long months I stayed in the cell." "Oh judge, oh judge, I liked to forget." Chorus: "I've tidied I rule, I've a rudulideer" (x2)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recorded from J. B. Smith by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes travel prison
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, p. 84, "I'm So Glad My Time Have Come" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Jackson suspects that the first stanza of this may be from a pop recording. This strikes me as reasonable, but I don't recognize it, and the song does not seem to occur in tradition elsewhere. I suspect the nonsense chorus started out as "I traveled the road...." - RBW
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File: JDM084

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